|Submission Date||Feb. 11, 2011|
Portland State University
PAE-14: Sustainability in New Employee Orientation
Program & Outreach Coordinator
Campus Sustainability Office
Does the institution cover sustainability topics in new employee orientation and/or in outreach and guidance materials distributed to new employees, including faculty and staff?:
A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation:
Upon reading a NWF Campus Ecology report in 2008 that stated few universities incorporate sustainability into orientation, Dr. Leslie McBride convened a group to create the following video:
A day-long new employee orientation takes place twice each month. During orientation, new employees watch the sustainability orientation video and PowerPoint slides on sustainability and recycling. New employees also receive a brochure highlighting resources and the five best practices we are currently promoting (from the Climate Champions certification program).
The website URL for the information about sustainability in new employee orientation:
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